Native American

Global Indigenous Council

If you're driving I-25 in Casper, watch for a new billboard educating the public about the high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Northern Arapaho Tribe

It's been a summer of leadership turnover for the Northern Arapaho Tribe. In June, the tribe's Business Council voted 4-2 not to renew the contract of Jim Conrad, longtime CEO of the Wind River Casino. Soon after, it voted 4-2 to fire Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd, the Lander-based law firm that had represented the tribe for more than 30 years.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

About 10 percent of all adults in Wyoming are veterans. That group has long faced issues with getting access to proper medical treatment. But a new law hopes to overhaul the system and turn the focus back on the veterans. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler spoke with U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie ahead of his upcoming visit to Wyoming about how he has tried to improve the VA over the last year.

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Four National Native Media Awards

Aug 2, 2019
Anna Rader

The Native American Journalists Association has recognized two Wyoming Public Media (WPM) reporters for their news features. Wyoming Public Radio News won four awards in the annual National Native Media Awards competition. 

Eastern Shoshone Tribe

Two months after a U.S. Supreme Court decision re-affirmed the Crow Tribe's off-reservation hunting rights, other tribes in the Mountain West are exploring how the precedent could apply to them.

Northern Arapaho Tribe Facebook page

The Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed a lawsuit against its former law firm and its managing partner.

Two Native American Students from the Wind River Reservation are sharing their journey to continue their education at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming. They are both members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. They speak of their desire and passion to help others achieve their dreams and goals on the reservation. They also discuss breaking down the barriers and stereotypes that Native American people experience. 

Wind River Wellness Court To Be Re-Established

Jul 25, 2019
NPR

The Wind River Wellness Court stopped operating after the reservation's joint Business Council disbanded in 2014. But officials from the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes say funding from the state of Wyoming and Bureau of Indian Affairs could help get it back up-and-running as early as this summer.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Secretary Robert Wilkie of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is speaking about the rollout of a new law intended to improve veterans' access to medical care.

Riverton Branch Library

A panel discussion, called "The Work To Be Done: Women of the Wind River Reservation Speak Their Minds," will offer different perspectives on the joys and challenges of Indigenous Womanhood in Wyoming.

The five panelists are students, activists, lawmakers, authors, and leaders in their communities. They will share their experiences and expertise at the Riverton Branch Library on Tuesday, July 23.

Catherine Wheeler

The Sheridan WYO Rodeo dates all the way back to 1931, and Tom Ringley, Sheridan County Commissioner and rodeo board member emeritus, said locals got the idea during the years of the Great Depression.

Not Our Native Daughters

Tribal liaisons, members of law enforcement, and the state Attorney General will convene for the first time on Wednesday, July 24, to study the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People.

  

It’s called America’s first extreme sport. It’s certainly old … and extreme. Each summer on the Fort Hall Reservation in southeastern Idaho, Shoshone Bannock tribal members gear up for Indian relay. KUER's Mountain West News Bureau reporter Nate Hegyi attended the event early this month with photojournalist Russel Daniels.  

Andi Clifford

Riverton Representative Andi Clifford held a town hall meeting at the Lander Public Library on Saturday. She spoke to a crowd of around 30 people, many of them Lander residents, about the challenges of being a Northern Arapaho woman in the Wyoming State Legislature.

Northern Arapaho Tribe Begins Cemetery Mapping Project

Jul 12, 2019
Savannah Maher

If you've driven past the cemetery along 17 mile road on the Wind River Reservation recently, you might've noticed some young people walking around in the hot sun carrying notebooks.

Catherine Wheeler

The Ucross Foundation's ranch is usually very quiet and serene, but tonight, the art gallery that sits on the grounds is filled with the sounds of people and the art itself.

Wikimedia Commons

The Northern Arapaho Tribe has come out against a proposed permit that would allow Aetheon Energy to discharge oil pollutants upstream of the Wind River.

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The Wyoming State Legislature’s Select Committee on Tribal Relations is considering whether tribal ID cards can be used as proof of identity for state voter registration.

Melodie Edwards

It's dumping rain the day Patrick Lawson gives me a tour around Wind River Internet's warehouse. Through an open garage door, you can see giant yellow spools of fiber optics lines. He points out a pile of orange plastic signs.

Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office

June 25 marks the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of Little Bighorn, where Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors defeated federal troops led by Lieutenant Colonel George Custer.

Melodie Edwards

It's been seven years now since Dawn Day was found floating in a Fremont County lake by a passing boat. But, still, every day, her dad Gregory Day and her aunt Madeleine Day still miss her laughter.

Luzene Hill

The Ucross Foundation has announced the newest recipient of its fellowship for Native American Visual Artists.

Eastern Shoshone Buffalo Restoration Program Is Growing

Jun 14, 2019
U.S. Department of Interior

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is celebrating a new addition to its bison herd. Dennis Oneal of the Tribe's Buffalo Restoration Program said he first noticed the newborn calf as he was making his morning rounds.


Yellowstone National Park

The first tribal marketplace and fashion show in Yellowstone National Park starts Tuesday, June 11. Northern Plains artists will display and engage with park visitors through discussions and demonstrations.

Sean Sherman

The town of Wilson will host an event on Indigenous foods and their healing potential and well known Native American chef Sean Sherman will attend. The event, called "The Food Sovereignty Gathering" will offer workshops on Indigenous identification of various plants, berries, and roots. During the event, people can also check out booths featuring wild foods and products.

Reinette Tendore

High School Native American students and their families have long-standing traditions of beading elements of their dress or wearing feathers on their tassels at graduation. This is to publicly honor the graduate in front of family and friends. But school districts in Wyoming don't have policies protecting their right to do that.

wbur.org

Wyoming Public Media will receive funding from Report for America to support a full-time reporter based near the Wind River Reservation and covering the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe populations.

Plains Indian Museum

The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Great Plains were known for being horticultural societies.

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Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun said, yes, county clerk employees were confused about where tribal members could register and whether they could use their tribal ID, but he said they did not deter them from voting. He made the judgement after he was asked by the Wyoming Democratic Party to investigate voter suppression allegations.

National Park Service

A prominent feature of Yellowstone National Park is one step closer to getting a new name. Thursday, the Wyoming Board of Geographic Names voted in favor of changing Mount Doane to First Peoples Mountain.

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